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  • Orange County Judge M. Marc Kelly: Recall effort is an injustice

    Orange County Judge M. Marc Kelly: Recall effort is an injustice
    If Orange County Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly erred in interpreting the law when he sentenced a child molester to 10 years in prison in April, or if he exceeded his authority by knowingly imposing a sentence not allowed by law, California's justice system is able to rectify the problem, at the level of either the 4th District Court of Appeal or the state Supreme Court. If he had a history of consistently imposing sentences that diverged wildly from the norm, he could be challenged at reelection time and replaced with another judge.
  • Florida medical marijuana amendment headed down to the wire

    Florida medical marijuana amendment headed down to the wire
    TALLAHASSEE — A constitutional amendment effort asking Florida voters to legalize medical marijuana might be headed for a photo finish. The group has until Feb. 1 to gather the more than 683,000 valid voter signatures to make the ballot. The group...

    Tamarac mayor to commissioner: Watch who you call an 'idiot'

    Tamarac mayor to commissioner: Watch who you call an 'idiot'
    A commission conversation about red light cameras got a little personal Monday. The commission was chatting about prospective cameras – an estimated 20 cameras are expected to be erected in September, after new state law could take effect giving a...

    The California recall, 10 years later

     The California recall, 10 years later
    How different would California be today if voters had not ousted Gov. Gray Davis 10 years ago Monday, a mere 11 months after reelecting him to a second four-year term? What one error could Davis have avoided, if he could replay his abbreviated tenure,...

    Ten years after Gray Davis recall, California still feels effects

    Ten years after Gray Davis recall, California still feels effects
    SACRAMENTO — Ten years ago, California erupted in an anti-government, anti-establishment convulsion unlike any ever seen. Disgruntled voters seized the chance for a rare do-over, recalling their staid and serious governor, Gray Davis, and...